Michelle Madrid-Branch is an author, speaker and global advocate for orphans. She promotes a new kind of journalism based on seeking out the story beneath the more surface stories: the story of who we are, the unique gifts we bring and the challenges we face.

Michelle enjoyed a decade-long successful career as a television news anchor and investigative journalist, including an Emmy nomination while on-air with ABC-TV. She has three books in print—The Tummy Mummy, Adoption Means Love: Triumph of the Heart and Mascara Moments: Embracing the Woman in the Mirror—and is currently writing a fourth.

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Ensuring That No Child Goes Unseen or Unloved

When we turn a blind eye to the children who live in the margins—foster kids and orphans worldwide—we’re not only turning our backs on them. We’re denying ourselves the world we could create together if their missing voices were heard and their buried gifts revealed.

What is Soul Journalism?

We all have stories to tell. Stories that connect and heal. Stories that grow us. Stories that offer our deepest hearts to those around us. Much of the time, these stories go untold.

Soul journalism promotes the search for the story beneath the more surface stories: the story of who we are, the unique gifts we bring and the challenges we face.

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Orphan Advocacy

UNICEF estimates there are 17,900,000 orphans worldwide who have lost both parents—and 153,000,000 who have lost one parent—living in orphanages or on the street today. When you add the number of children who are forced to enter foster care systems because their parents are unable or unwilling to care for them, the result is a staggering number of the world’s children without a family to call their own.

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“I commend you for your compassionate work on behalf of adoption, an issue that is close to my heart.”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton

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Inspirational Orphans

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

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It is only through action that our vision for a kinder world can be realized. As we raise awareness and our voices, meaningful change becomes possible. Join Michelle in supporting organizations and causes that improve the lives of women and orphans worldwide.

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